Tobacco Use Prevention Education

graphic of handsThe purpose of the TUPE program is to reduce youth tobacco use by helping students make healthful tobacco-related decisions through tobacco-specific educational instruction and activities that build knowledge as well as social skills and youth development assets.

The Contra Costa County Office of Education provides technical assistance to school districts to develop and implement effective, comprehensive tobacco education programs. Training and technical assistance provided includes:

  • Tobacco-free schools certification
  • Annual county-wide TUPE Site Coordinator training
  • California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) administration and data sharing training
  • Alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) curriculum trainings for teachers
  • Grant writing support
  • Quarterly district and community partner networking meetings
  • Current research on adolescent ATOD use, as well as effective prevention and intervention strategies

Video PSA Contest

PSA contest photo showing film reelMiddle and High School Students! Here is your chance to get creative and have your voice heard! We know that substance use has a tremendous effect on young people.

Pick ONE topic and create a short video on how it affects you and young people in your community.

  • Tobacco/E-Cigarettes
  • Marijuana
  • Alcohol
  • Prescription Drugs

Top Scoring Middle School Winner: $250. Top Scoring High School Winner: $250 Additional Winners (3 Middle School & 3 High School): $200/each All prizes will be awarded in the form of gift cards. Winners will be given their award at the PSA Film Festival on April 21, 2018.

Link to CourAGE PSA Flyer

For contest information, guidelines, submission forms and more visit:

Monthly Themes

2017-18 Monthly Themes Fast Facts (PDF)

Access our Monthly Theme resources by visiting our Google Drive Folder

Our e-Newsletter: Health & Wellness Matters

TUPE NewsletterOur Health & Wellness Matters e-newsletter – a space to share exciting updates, useful resources and upcoming events regarding comprehensive student health.

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Title Name (click to email) Phone Fax
TUPE Manager Emily Justice (925) 942-5328 (925) 942-3480
Administrative Assistant Leslie Holst (925) 942-3370 (925) 942-3480
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